There’s a report in France that Rafa Benitez is interested in bringing Lille midfielder Thiago Maia to Tyneside.
The report is in le10sport.com and it’s that Newcastle are seriously considering signing the 6 times capped Brazilian U23 International.
Maia signed on at Lille from Santos last summer for €14M so the transfer fee for Newcastle will be a fairly hefty one.
The report is that Newcastle have been watching the Brazilian for some time now and certainly he’s the right age for Newcastle to make a bid.
21-year-old Lille midfielder Thiago Maia
He was born in Boa Vista, Brazil and joined Santos back in 2011.
le10sport.com are reporting that Newcastle have in fact put in an initial bid for the player already but that Lille turned down that offer.
There’s no news what that offer is.
We expect Newcastle to go back in for a player who has skill and talent and would add competition to Newcastle’s central midfield.
Maia played 37 times last season for Lille and scored one goal.
While at Santos he made his debut for the Brazilian club at just 17 and ended up playing 75 games with 4 goals and 2 asists for the club.
If we are interested in the player let’s hope we can move quickly and wrap up the deal.
What do you think?
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